Better TV Improves Children’s Behavior According to Studies

February 27, 2013

Michelle Healy and Donna Gordon Blankinship both had separate articles hit the streets regarding the latest studies involving young children and TV. Television content DOES affect behavior. No DUH! Michelle Healy’s article was reprinted in the Reno Gazette Journal. I found Donna Blankinship’s article on-line when I googled to find the first one. Here are the two articles:

Michelle Healy’s: Study: Kids’ behavior improves with better TV content

Donna Gordon Blankinship’s: Study: Better TV Might Improve Children’s Behavior

Michelle Healy also mentions another (New Zealand) study in (I’m guessing) her original article for USAToday: USAToday. I found an abstract for it here: Childhood and Adolescent Television Viewing and Antisocial Behavior in Early Adulthood

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Happy Birthday, Big Bird!

November 4, 2009

Jim Henson’s world famous Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Grover, and Oscar with all their friends will be partying big time! Today Sesame Street is celebrating Big Bird’s birthday. Then on November 10th children’s television longest running program Sesame Street is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a brand new program format and two new books. Over 30 stars will be in the shows this coming year including Cameron Diaz, Michelle Obama, Adam Sandler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kobe Bryant, Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Ricky Gervais, and Greg Kinnear.

The 122 Emmy Award winning program is changing smartly with the times. “While maintaining an emphasis on the importance of literacy and numeracy, the new season kicks-off “My World is Green & Growing,” a two-year science initiative designed to increase positive attitudes towards nature, deepen children’s knowledge about the natural world and encourage behavior that shows respect and care for the environment.” (From Link here.)

Have you noticed Big Bird On Google? It’s really cute! Check it out here! (I don’t know how long it will be there.)

Happy Birthday, Big Bird!

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